ChosenSecurity Announces TC ID Store: On-Demand Certificate Management for Small Businesses


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Virtual Certificate Management Portal Enables Companies to Obtain and Use Certificates Without Dedicated Hardware, Software, Personnel or Related Costs –Up and Running in Less Than One Day

NEWTON, MA – July 29, 2008 – ChosenSecurity, Inc., the leading provider of On-Demand Digital Certificate Management services, today announced TC ID Store, a web-based virtual certificate authority that enables small businesses to purchase and manage a wide variety of digital certificates on-demand in a fast, flexible and inexpensive manner.
Digital certificates enable a wide range of trust applications: controlling authorization and access to digital assets, protecting against data leakage and supporting compliance with privacy, e-signature and other identity regulations. They provide applications with strong authentication, secure e-mail, digital signatures and data encryption.

“Until now, small businesses have been challenged managing digital certificates due to the capital, specialized knowledge and personnel required,” said John Adams, CTO at ChosenSecurity. “They had to buy digital certificates one or two at a time, consider the implementation of an in-house PKI or the use of a managed service. These approaches are simply not cost-effective when managing a few hundred digital certificates. TC ID Store offers a Virtual Certificate Authority via software as a service (SaaS) to an emerging market of small and medium-sized businesses that want to exploit Microsoft’s deep architectural support for digital certificates, but do not want to build and manage the required certificate authority on their own.”

With TC ID Store, organizations have a virtual certificate authority they can use without the need for additional dedicated hardware, software, personnel and their related costs. In less than a day companies can gain access to a wide variety of digital certificates, using the TC ID Store’s web interface to approve, revoke, suspend or even reinstate certificates. It is easy to apply for a wide variety of digital certificates through the company’s web-based portal.

By using ChosenSecurity’s On-Demand digital management service, organizations benefit from simplicity, superior service quality, competitive prices and zero IT footprint/administration. TC ID Store supports any Certificate Service Provider (CSP), including smart cards and USB token-based certificates.

Key Features and Benefits of TC ID Store
• Web-based interface, requiring no hardware footprint at customer site
• Full life cycle management of certificates – approval, revocation, suspension and reinstatement
• International X.509 standard and ISIS-MTT-compatible certificate profiles
• Various certificate types (Personal, Team, Gateway, Domain-Controller) available
• Certificate validity 1, 2 or 3 years
• Access to comprehensive activity reports
• Instant certificate issuance (one-time organization registration)
• Partner certificates without additional organization vetting

Pricing and Availability
TC ID Store is available for immediate use and is available through an On-Demand SaaS, using deposit-based pricing. Customers choose the amount they wish to deposit into their TC ID Store account and then select the types of certificates they wish to purchase. These certificates are then available at a rate determined by the deposit amount (the more deposited, the lower the price). Specific pricing is available at
About ChosenSecurity, Inc. (
ChosenSecurity provides digital trust between employees, clients and suppliers doing business over the Internet through On-Demand digital certificate management services. The company’s solutions enable a wide range of digital trust applications to control access to digital assets, protect against data leakage and support compliance with privacy, e-signature and other regulations. Its digital certificates provide applications with strong authentication, secure e-mail, digital signatures and data encryption. ChosenSecurity was the first to provide digital certificate management through a Software as a Service model and remains the leader through its breakthrough economics, versatility and implementation speed for enterprises. Unlike traditional PKI and private certificate authority options, ChosenSecurity solutions can be implemented in 70% less time and 70% less cost.
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